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The Mayor of Hartford expresses his sympathy and mentions that Hartford, as a center of the insurance industry, is suffering as well (although not nearly as much as Portland, he admits!).
Great Fire -- Portland (Me.) – 1866, Fires – Maine – Portland, Disaster relief – Maine – Portland
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Chapman, Charles R., "Letter from the Mayor of Hartford, CT, to the Mayor of Portland" (1866). Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. 18.